Sometimes it feels as if we take two steps forward and three back. However, we still keep moving forward and that’s a good thing. Even though right now it is just a a series of bumbling and jerking, we move the ball a bit further and further. In spite of ourselves, we are progressing. It’s easy to be discouraged, frightened (petrified) and exhausted. So many changes are taking place and everything appears uncertain. Where, why and what has happened? This is what big changes look like. The rug is yanked out from beneath and we have to attempt to save ourselves and regain our balance. My motto is “don’t borrow trouble”. Do not go around the block to meet it.
Jane Goodall, the famous primatologist, said “I think people are seeing that we brought this pandemic upon ourselves by disregarding the warnings of scientists,” She was quoted in the Wall St. Journal, July 11-12th–as part of her 60th anniversary of her groundbreaking study of chimpanzees in the wild. Her great hope and many of ours should also be that we recognize that raising animals in unhygienic factory farms or trafficking and selling them in crowded markets makes it easier for viruses to jump from animals to humans. I mention this for we are ripe for more viruses to visit our species as we continue to ignore common sense practices and scientific warnings.
Ignorance and arrogance are nasty bedfellows. Unfortunately, there is an excessive amount of them going on right now. We have all heard the saying, if you have your health you have everything. You then can have potential to create income, participate in daily activities, enjoy travel, enjoy relaxing etc. It is hard to do with poor health. So why, knowing what we now know, do we continue to thumb our nose at common sense masks, social distancing and regular and irregular washing of hands. Is this such a big deal that people throw tantrums in stores, restaurants etc.? Can we mature or must large swaths of the population stay immature and get ill, make others ill or cause death just because we wanted our liberty, our constitutional right? It looks like a group of righteous idiots having “old folks” parades, young folks having flesh-pressing parties and in general behaving like two year olds.
We’ll get through this period but not until the intensity of this transit completes its job and gobbles up some more people. It is officially scheduled to end the end of September but the effects linger on. We have thought we could outsmart it by wishing it away. That sounds almost insane. Some leaders should be tarred and feathered for their incompetency. I just saw a photo of Trump today finally wearing a mask. I call those who are late to the party “late bloomers”.
Now think about it, this pandemic swooped down and grabbed our old way of existing. It threw it out the window. We really don’t know, and people who say they do are just faking it, the direction of the economy. We thought we were in a paycheck-producing job. This is a product of the Industrial Revolution. You produced something and you got paid. Self-employed people are in the same boat. This prosperous situation allowed people to live with a job and support themselves. To know how serious this time period is, we have no idea of what new jobs will be created. Will we be called back from furloughs? Will furloughs eventually end and now unemployment begins? What counts for unemployment? What happens to independent contractors? Businesses are closing and many will never return. Data is showing that unemployment is not getting better, it is moving sideways. Corporate America is highly leveraged. How many corporations will go out of business or become what is called “zombie” companies. They appear alive but are actually dead.
Behind the economic uncertainties are the rise in covid patients. Who will safely go back to school? No matter how you slice it, no teacher wants to expose his/herself to in-room instruction without extraordinary measures in place. Who will pay for that? Some of the political shenanigans coming out of Washington and the States remind me of the old Abbott and Costello routine “Who’s on first”, What’s on second” and “I don’t know’s on third”. They keep ducking and playing around afraid to take the lead and mandate and enforce much of anything. It shows the immaturity of the country and the head leaders who just won’t lead.
Since people love quoting Abe Lincoln and pointing to his ability to withstand the heat of both the North and South, it is important to remember he had wisdom. He knew the right thing to do at all times and under all circumstances. He also had the will to do the right thing and the talent and ability to be competent. He was able to see through superficial arguments of the pro-slavery men as well as the impracticality and fanaticism of the abolitionists. It is similar to our current times. What it takes is wisdom, competency, talent and the will to do the right thing. A gentleman from Australia called it “collaborative competency”. The US is lacking collaborative competency.
We will get through this period as we stumble forward to 2024. Most of us are so used to creating income a certain way that we cannot fathom how to survive any other way. It is now time to really connect to support from the unseen world and really expect divine assistance. We keep focusing on the “how” of our lives when we always should have been focusing on the “what”. What do you clearly want? Can you work with the invisible world for your assistance? You will be having to do more of it through this period. Not only that, you will also have to take better care of your body. If you want to stay healthy through the next three years, learn nutrition and do NOT fall for goofy fads or products that guarantee to fix a certain ailment. Learn foods and the energy of foods. The less processed the better. Protect your immune system. Don’t do dumb things and think you can get away with it. You are being thrown back upon yourself to save yourself. You have all the abundance of the universe to help you but you must learn to connect and expect divine assistance.
This man-made world will always change. You cannot depend upon it. You can depend on your personal power and your connection to the Divine wisdom. It has nothing to do with religion. It has everything to do with your true essence and your true self. Go around the block and meet it.